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Prana means vital, life-force. Yama means restraint. Breathing is much more than breathe in and breathe out. While it is that simple, it can easily become out of balance and negatively impact your life. As with all complex situations, the breath can positively or negatively affect Body/Mind Wellness, and respectfully Body/Mind Wellness will be reflected in the quality of our breath. Understanding the five aspects of the breath known as the five vayus or winds of the breath is the key to a deeper understanding of Prana and the multi-layers of what we call "myself." Pancha Prana Vayu is the foundation of all pranayama practices. It is the primary action you can make to build a quality relationship with your Body/Mind and live a life of vitality.